April A-Z Challenge: Villain F…

 

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Fontaine was a master con artist who was so good at his job that he could even impersonate a “chinaman” for as long as two weeks. He arrived in Andrew Ryan’s city of Rapture sometime in 1948 and founded Fointaine Fisheries. However, Fontaine used it as a front for smuggling and selling contraband items from the surface. He grew rich from these practices, and they led him to a new line of business. One of his smugglers discovered a sea slug which regenerated tissue. This caught the attention of a scientist in Rapture named Brigid Tennenbaum, who asked Fointaine to fund her study of the slug. Along with Dr. Yi Suchong, they founded Fontaine Futuristics, which eventually discovered how to reproduce and refine the healing properties of the slug, which became known as ADAM and made the plasmid and gene tonic industries possible. Looking for a way to produce ADAM more quickly, Fontaine opened the Little Sister’s Orphanage, where little girls were experimented on and turned into the ADAM producing Little Sisters. Having gained economic dominance in Rapture, Fontaine sought ultimate control. He opened Fotaine’s Home for the Poor, and sought to build an army from the masses of people that were victimized by Ryan’s free market policies.

On September 12, 1958, Fontaine apparently died in a shootout with Ryan’s men, sealing himself the status of a martyr to those who did not know his true nature. In reality he faked his death, hoping to stir up discontent among the lower classes and give Ryan the false hope that his nemesis was dead. He reemerged as Atlas, a fisherman, proletariat hero and family man. His original voice remained, covered for with a heavy Irish accent. He then charismatically charmed the mob as a humble freedom fighter, while setting the stage for the Civil War which would tear Rapture apart. Originally hoping for victory in this genetic arms race, “Atlas” soon found himself trapped in Rapture, with Ryan in control of the bathyspheres and the Splicers through his pheromone systems. With no other way out, “Atlas” activated his sleeper agent, Jack.

When Jack finally reaches Fontaine, he has already spliced himself into a hulking, statuesque monster with three different major Plasmid elements. During the battle, Jack extracts the ADAM out of him with a Little Sister’s needle until finally, he is weakened enough that he is ambushed and killed by a swarm of Little Sisters who stab Fontaine multiple times with their needles, draining him of the remaining ADAM in his body.

In his death, Fontaine illustrates Brigid Tenenbaum’s realization that excessive ADAM use forces the body into dependency. The ambiguous expression “Keep back the tide” is shown to mean a not only mental but physical degeneration when the body’s dependency is denied. Without ADAM, Fontaine’s enhanced body simply could not survive.

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April A-Z Challenge: Villain E…

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Many of you may not know about Evil Otto unless you are familiar with the Atari game Berzerk.

The function of Evil Otto, represented by a bouncing smiley face, is to quicken the pace of the game. Otto is unusual, with regard to games of the period, in that there is no way to kill him. Otto can go through walls with impunity and is attracted to the player character. If robots remain in the maze Otto moves slowly, about half as fast as the humanoid, but he speeds up to match the humanoid’s speed once all the robots are killed. Evil Otto moves exactly the same speed as the player going left and right but he can move faster than the player going up and down; thus, no matter how close Otto is, the player can escape as long as they can avoid moving straight up or down.

 

April A-Z Challenge: Villain D…

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Doctor Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik is a fictional video game character and the main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, created by Sega. His original character designer was Naoto Ohshima, who originally created him as one of many character designs for the company’s new mascot. After the creation of Sonic the Hedgehog, Ohshima choose to use his previous egg-shaped character to create antagonist of the 1991 video game, Sonic the Hedgehog, as well making him become the archenemy of the series’ titular main character.

In main line of video games, Dr. Eggman is a rotund mad scientist who plans to conquer the world in order to build his own Eggman Empire. While he has gone through several major and minor appearance changes throughout the series, his in-game designs retain several basic characteristics, such as his egg-shaped body, red-black-yellow clothing, pince-nez sunglasses, and large mustache. Eggman possesses ability of creating machines and robots (including wide variety of Badniks), as notably in early games, he has served as a recurring boss in almost every level for piloting one of his created vehicles.

Dr. Eggman has appeared in almost every Sonic the Hedgehog video game since his first appearance in the 1991 title Sonic the Hedgehog and is also a prominent character in other media, including comics, novels, animated TV series and an original video animation. Dr. Eggman has also been well received by critics and fans alike, while remaining as one of the most popular and recognizable villains in gaming.

April A-Z Challenge: Villain C…

 

 

Creeper

(Minecraft Pc & Xbox)

Creepers are common hostile mobs that use a suicide-style
attack: They approach players and then explode, causing massive damage to
players, entities, and blocks within a short radius.
Creepers spawn in the overworld at night, and in locations
with a light level of 7 or less, just like most other hostile mobs. However,
unlike Zombies and Skeletons, Creepers will not catch fire in sunlight, and
those spawned in darkness will continue to roam in daylight until they perform
an attack, are killed, or despawn.
Creepers are especially dangerous due to their near-silent
approach, save for light footsteps and an occasional rustling noise. A Creeper
will warn the player moments before it explodes with an infamous burning fuse
noise. If the player can manage to move far enough within about one second of
this noise, the explosion will be canceled, and the creeper will attempt to
approach again.
Creepers run from cats and ocelots, and will ignore the
player to run away when a feline is too close. As cats can be acquired and
controlled by the player, this provides an important avenue of defense from
Creeper attacks.
Creepers have become notorious and infamous among Minecraft
players for their infuriating habit of sneaking up on the Player to inflict
devastating damage following an all-too-short warning sound. They have arguably
become the most recognizable image from Minecraft, as well as the game’s
unofficial mascot.